why no tecnifibre?

biggsy

Rookie
why are there hardly any threads on tecnifibre rackets?
are there any general views on the rackets quality etc?
 
Some reasons
1) Hardly anyone uses them. I've never seen them in a retail establishment and only once on a tennis court.
2) Limited offerings. The inventory at TW consists only of 95 and 100 sq.in. frames.
3) Not very comfortable. I've hit with 4 of them and all had a nasty metallic ping about them.
4) Marketing ineptitude. Took them several years in this country to realize that not everyone likes a red and black color scheme. So they eliminated the red. (They offer other racquets and colors in other markets).
5) It's the OTHER French racquet.
6) Hey, what are these cartoon heads doing painted on my tennis racquet?
 

Kick Serve 14

Professional
Some reasons
1) Hardly anyone uses them. I've never seen them in a retail establishment and only once on a tennis court.
2) Limited offerings. The inventory at TW consists only of 95 and 100 sq.in. frames.
3) Not very comfortable. I've hit with 4 of them and all had a nasty metallic ping about them.
4) Marketing ineptitude. Took them several years in this country to realize that not everyone likes a red and black color scheme. So they eliminated the red. (They offer other racquets and colors in other markets).
5) It's the OTHER French racquet.
6) Hey, what are these cartoon heads doing painted on my tennis racquet?
Some people use them, and those that do love them. The University of Toledo's second singles player has three of them, and she absolutely adores them, bragging about how great they are. However, you are right, most people don't like them...
 

rudester

Professional
Don't like the cartoons either,
The older tecnifibre tfight series were some fine racquets, no ping sound with a good dampener.
other than that i too was wondering why tecnifibre was not more popular.
 

sc0tt2288

Rookie
Well I love mine so I guess I'm one of the few :) .... I have tried other racquets but I love the power an control I get with mine :) .... But they are mostly not popular bc no one really pays attention to them bc there not that big named brand company

But they sure do make some of the best racquts that are over looked bc of not being that big name brand
 

ManuGinobili

Hall of Fame
There's a Tfight club that consist of people who really love their Technifibre sticks... but most of them use the 315 to 335g rackets, so not much love for the tweener category.

I'm lookin to try the 295g version soon..
 

mdjenders

Professional
i loved the original tfight 325 (or was it 335), the extended length one with the red/silver throat.

all the other TF's i have tried sent the most horrid vibrations up my arm on impact. i like to feel the ball and dont use dampeners, but this metallic feeling is unreal (i think its the texalium).
 

biggsy

Rookie
i was just wondering as the t-fight 295 customer reviews were pretty much all positive. i dont pay too much attention to the TW review as they just want to sell rackets. i cant believe the AeroPro Drive would get such a high score if Nadal wasnt playing with it. (think i will get blitzed for that view!)
i'll just have to demo the Tecnifibre to hear the "ping" noise myself
 

007

Professional
TF335 is an awesome, under-appreciated (under-utilized) player's stick. Tons of spin, great blend of controllable power, solid impact feel, stable but maneuverable (due to balance) and is well-made.
 

Scotty D

New User
I love their racquets. The T-fight 320s, 325s and 335s (all very stiff) were tremendous players racquets. Definitely not for intermediates. However, Technifibre made a major model change on the T-Fight series last year which included different materials, head sizes, stiffness and beam widths. New T-Fights are much different. Very good but different. The new wacky paint jobs are 180 degrees from the classy simple paint schemes used earlier. I think the quality is exceptional and I own 7 of the older version and 3 of the new ones. Distribution is weak as very few retailers carry them and those that do, only carry some of the models.

A few pros, Verdasco, Dulko, and Mr. Sunglasses from Serbia (can't think of his name right now) use them so brand awareness will grow. Seem to be popular with eastern europeans. Marco Bagdatis, plays with a Fischer painted as a Technifibre T-Flash.
 

beneszilo

Rookie
Mr. Sunglasses from Serbia (can't think of his name right now) use them so brand awareness will grow.
His name is Janko Tipsarevic. ;)

I think tecnifibre racquets are awesome. I love my tfight 320 VO2 max racquets. Great quality, cool design. Check out the TW feedbacks!
 

Jamesm182

Semi-Pro
I currently use the Tecnifibre 295 T fight vo2 max.

It's the nicest racquet I've played with out of

Head Microgel Radcial Pro
Head Speed Mp
Fischer M-pro 98
Babolat Aeropro drive
Head Liquidmetal Radcial
Head Radical TI

I have 3 , and think theyre awesome, and stand out because not many people have them. Frames are top quality and specs are very close.

Have not noticed any pinging sound, with decent strings within the recommended tension they are fine.
I have some arm issues, and they have all but cured that too.
 

biggsy

Rookie
exactly the same type of feeling to the customer reviews on the website. what string are you using Jamesm?
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
The Tfight 335 16x20 was the first stick I bought in 15 years. It is an awesome racquet, and probably the nicest paint job out there.

In the end, the swing weight was a little low..static weight a little high, and the balance a little too HL for me. But regardless, it is one of the best player's racquets you can get, especially if you like the Wilson Pro Staff.

Tecnifibre is pretty "underground", but I play with a British guy who's main stick is the tflash and he loves it.
 

Hotrocks

Rookie
His name is Janko Tipsarevic. ;)

I think tecnifibre racquets are awesome. I love my tfight 320 VO2 max racquets. Great quality, cool design. Check out the TW feedbacks!
I agree with you totally!!! Just purchased a used one on this site. Great paint job and quality. Verdasco uses one, more than likely a paint job, and last year he put Rafa to the test with his Technifbre! Most people follow the leader, Rafa, Federer and there equipment. Most the big manufaturers have put out great racquets in the past: Dunlop-Muscle Weave, Revelation, Yones RDX 500 etc. What ever is popular....people buy, not necessarilly the "BEST"!
 
Dude, tecnifibre rackets are the best, the T-Fight is almost the perfect racket, Their strings are also maybe the best ones out there. Also the company as a whole has a very nice way of dealing with their clients, and have a great player company relationship. They are slowly growing and its good because i find that they make really good rackets.
 

Shellovic

Rookie
They have a very nice way of dealing with their clients indeed! But they aren't growing. They are on the for a few years now, but their development as a company is stagnating now.
I played the T-Fight 295, very nice stick!
 

Big John

Rookie
I'm using a factory extended 28 inch TFeel 315 16 by 18 and absolutely love it, perfect blend of power, spin and control. Thin beam too so easy access to kickers. I've got three more in 27.5 which sadly seem to be much more head heavy and I can't find anymore hidden lead tape, bugger..

I just bought two of Kristof Vliegen's frames (which look a hell of a lot like the old Major X-One Guy Forget Racquet extended to 28. Very Flexy (59 at local shop) but needs to be strung really loose, 18 by 20 pattern. Currently have them at 51/52 Biphase/Redcode (leaded up at 9, 12 and 3) and still a bit stiff at the top of the hoop and 49/46 Big Ace Micro that plays a lot better although still a bit harsh above the sweetspot. :???:

I also have one of Richard Fromberg's old TFight 325's with an open pattern that I can't find any grommets for because of the custom pattern that plays very nicely also, just covered in stringing tube! :)

Really like their bags and grips as well, top quality in my opinion but not so keen on the latest graphics, a bit out there in my opinion. Much prefer the black, red and white.. :)
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
They have a very nice way of dealing with their clients indeed! But they aren't growing. They are on the for a few years now, but their development as a company is stagnating now.
I played the T-Fight 295, very nice stick!
I tried out the T-Flash Speedflex 315 on a lark and I ended up loving it. I had to order it online; none of the local stores here in Southern Cal at the time seemed to be carrying the tecnifibre line.

The company is stagnating? I'd better stock up before the racquets disappear!
 

Shellovic

Rookie
I tried out the T-Flash Speedflex 315 on a lark and I ended up loving it. I had to order it online; none of the local stores here in Southern Cal at the time seemed to be carrying the tecnifibre line.

The company is stagnating? I'd better stock up before the racquets disappear!
No it's not that they are dissapearing. I guess i made the wrong choise of using a word..:p
What i did mean to say is that the company is not growing very much like Babolat did in aprox. '98-'08. They're relatively a little name when it comes to rackets and they will be for the future.
They started with strings a lot of years ago, then they introduced a racketline and used their famous name from the strings to get big in rackets too.
It helped a little, but now they are at the top of how famous they can be.
So they will stay excisting, but they won't get bigger as a racketbrand.

Sorry for the confuse..
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
No it's not that they are dissapearing. I guess i made the wrong choise of using a word..:p
What i did mean to say is that the company is not growing very much like Babolat did in aprox. '98-'08. They're relatively a little name when it comes to rackets and they will be for the future.
They started with strings a lot of years ago, then they introduced a racketline and used their famous name from the strings to get big in rackets too.
It helped a little, but now they are at the top of how famous they can be.
So they will stay excisting, but they won't get bigger as a racketbrand.

Sorry for the confuse..
Thanks for the clarification. Still, it's a good idea to stock up on a desired racquet. You never know when all of a sudden they disappear and you have to resort to secondary sources.
 

cork_screw

Hall of Fame
Hey there's some people here (not me) who like them. I hear the T-Fight 335/325 (original) was supposed to play like the old PT280.
 

pauliecarzz

New User
Tflash 310 (16x19)plays amazing with some tweeks,, put some weight in the handle and the racquet became a monster!! control is there and can hit winners from both sides of the court. to bad they are hard to come by.
 

Shellovic

Rookie
Thanks for the clarification. Still, it's a good idea to stock up on a desired racquet. You never know when all of a sudden they disappear and you have to resort to secondary sources.
That's true! I play the AG 300 16x18 as you can see. I only got 2, but now i'm trouble, because i can't find them anymore...:(
 

biggsy

Rookie
tried a T-Flash 315 today and thought it was excellent...everything was fantastic but my sliced backhand just kept floating out for some reason. a friend of mine had the same problem. so i had little confidence on my backhand side. without that problem it was a perfect, very comfortable hit
 

Shellovic

Rookie
tried a T-Flash 315 today and thought it was excellent...everything was fantastic but my sliced backhand just kept floating out for some reason. a friend of mine had the same problem. so i had little confidence on my backhand side. without that problem it was a perfect, very comfortable hit
maybe an offday.. try it a couple of days more
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
tried a T-Flash 315 today and thought it was excellent...everything was fantastic but my sliced backhand just kept floating out for some reason. a friend of mine had the same problem. so i had little confidence on my backhand side. without that problem it was a perfect, very comfortable hit
Yes, stick with the 315 for a while. I only speak for myself, but I can tell you that it gives me a fighting chance against my stronger and more skilled hitting partners. Having been born when Eisenhower was president (I'm old)and a studly(not) 5'6", 150lbs., I'm not going to get much better skill-wise and the only direction I'm growing is sideways and horizontally. It's nice to not get pushed around all the time and even do some pushing back. What I also like about the 315 is that it still has some "old school" feel to it. Despite its power, it doesn't have a hollow feel to it. It has just the right combination of desirable characteristics for me.
 

T1000

Legend
Using a 320 vo2 max right now. I tried it stock and hated it, no stability at all. Put 4 grams at 3 and 9 and 1 gram at 11 and 1 and it feels great. I really like the vo2 paint jobs, they look better than the originals imo
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
To stock up or not to stock up

That's true! I play the AG 300 16x18 as you can see. I only got 2, but now i'm trouble, because i can't find them anymore...:(
I told my wife that I would like to stock up on the 315. She asked "what does 'stock up' mean?" I got nervous as I thought up a response. I suggested "how about a couple more 315s?" You see, my household doesn't have unlimited funds to buy up multiple stocks of diverse brands of racquets. Plus, I always have my eye on other new offerings, e.g., the Head Youtek Prestige line. These damn tennis companies know how to exploit us racquet addicts. "My name is SVP, and I am a racquet junkie."
 

Shellovic

Rookie
I told my wife that I would like to stock up on the 315. She asked "what does 'stock up' mean?" I got nervous as I thought up a response. I suggested "how about a couple more 315s?" You see, my household doesn't have unlimited funds to buy up multiple stocks of diverse brands of racquets. Plus, I always have my eye on other new offerings, e.g., the Head Youtek Prestige line. These damn tennis companies know how to exploit us racquet addicts. "My name is SVP, and I am a racquet junkie."
Haha, great reaction from your wife! I doesn't have unlimited funds too, but when you like a stick so much, then it doesn't matter if you buy 4 racquets and you play about 6 years with it or you buy each 3 years 2 new ones.
That's my point of view.. Especially with those damn tennis companies like you said. They do know how to exploit us! New models every 2 years, they make you crazy.
So i think it's better to stock up. 1. You have the racquets you like for a really long time. 2. The chance of getting crazy about new models should be decreased. Altough me like the Youteks very much too.
By the way, you can call me a racket junkie too!:wink:
 

biggsy

Rookie
is the t-fight 295 as comfortable as the t-flash 315 VO2Max or does it feel a little stiffer? i have a problem shoulder and the Flash was excellent, but am considering the 295 as it has a little more controllable 95 head
 

Jamesm182

Semi-Pro
exactly the same type of feeling to the customer reviews on the website. what string are you using Jamesm?
I am trying a few hybrids out at the moment, still not had any arm problems.

I found that if i string in the mid 50's that I am fine, with the poly a few pounds lower.

The racquet is nice and light and is very easy to put away shots and short balls, and you don't lose too much power from the b/l

Main thing for me was to adjust to the 95" head , once it "clicks" though
it's a really nice racquet
 

biggsy

Rookie
it's driving me mad!...i was going to get the 6.1 95, then the rds 001 98 (08), then the pure drive roddick gt, then the ozone tour mp, then the storm gt, then the t-fight 295, then the t-flash 115 and i'm flirting with the pb 9...aaargh.......i need therapy!!!!!!!!
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
it's driving me mad!...i was going to get the 6.1 95, then the rds 001 98 (08), then the pure drive roddick gt, then the ozone tour mp, then the storm gt, then the t-fight 295, then the t-flash 115 and i'm flirting with the pb 9...aaargh.......i need therapy!!!!!!!!
Hey biggsy- sounds like we're in the same neighborhood (playing-wise). I've had the the RDS 001 98 for a couple of years, solid stick, but kinda boring. I have the t-flash (do you mean 315?) and I just love it. I'm in line to try the PDR GT and PB9. Fun fun fun! I keep telling my wife, there are worse things to be addicted to.
 

blackfrido

Hall of Fame
What do you mean by "fischer clone?" This is a non-sarcastic, non-offensive inquiry.
nooo, it's not sarcastic at all. They look alike, I play with Fischer and I'm interested in buying one Tecnifibre TFlash 315 VO2 Max the one Baghdatis plays
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
Love it

guys no opinions on the 315?
I posted on this racquet before. I don't want to seem I'm a shill for tecnifibre. I demo'd this racquet thinking I wouldn't like it. I had generally preferred the old school heavy racquets. I'm not a big time tournament player, I'm in my early 50s but because of my freaky genes I act like I'm in my 40's (but internally I have plenty of unhealthy characteristics, they just haven't shown up yet). I hit with guys about 10 years younger than I who were good high school players at schools which had fairly good tennis teams. They were pushing me around during our hitting sessions, until I got the 315. For me, the 3125 has good power, yet is also quite controllable. A nice feel to it too, but truthfully it feels stiffer than the old-school type sticks. The bottom line is I feel I can push back against my stronger, more skilled hitting partners with this racquet. It's not that light according to the specs, but for me, in contrast to the heavier racquests, it works well defensively. And then if you have the time to set up on a shot, you can really wallop the ball with this racquet. Lots of fun!
 

blackfrido

Hall of Fame
I posted on this racquet before. I don't want to seem I'm a shill for tecnifibre. I demo'd this racquet thinking I wouldn't like it. I had generally preferred the old school heavy racquets. I'm not a big time tournament player, I'm in my early 50s but because of my freaky genes I act like I'm in my 40's (but internally I have plenty of unhealthy characteristics, they just haven't shown up yet). I hit with guys about 10 years younger than I who were good high school players at schools which had fairly good tennis teams. They were pushing me around during our hitting sessions, until I got the 315. For me, the 3125 has good power, yet is also quite controllable. A nice feel to it too, but truthfully it feels stiffer than the old-school type sticks. The bottom line is I feel I can push back against my stronger, more skilled hitting partners with this racquet. It's not that light according to the specs, but for me, in contrast to the heavier racquests, it works well defensively. And then if you have the time to set up on a shot, you can really wallop the ball with this racquet. Lots of fun!
thanks a lot for your opinions on this frame.
what encourages me the most is the fact we have a lot in common and this frame worked great for you; "I'm in my early 50s" "I hit with guys about 10 years younger than I ", etc. I have no idea about your style of play or your game but I will definitely I'll give this racquet a try.
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
more info

thanks a lot for your opinions on this frame.
what encourages me the most is the fact we have a lot in common and this frame worked great for you; "I'm in my early 50s" "I hit with guys about 10 years younger than I ", etc. I have no idea about your style of play or your game but I will definitely I'll give this racquet a try.
I don't know how I fit into the rating system. I guess I would say I'm an intermediate player (using the old-school term). I like to stay on the baseline. But I feel when I step up to wallop the ball with the 315, I can kill it. Give it a try!
 
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